[HISTORY: Adopted by the Orangetown Town Board 7-9-1941. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-23-1992 by L.L. No. 4, 1992; 10-16-1995 by L.L. No. 32, 1995; 1-16-1996 by L.L. No. 1, 1996]
It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person, association, partnership or corporation to engage in the business of buying or selling old metal, junk or other secondhand articles anywhere within the Town of Orangetown without first having obtained a license so to do from the Town Clerk of the Town of Orangetown, which license shall run from January 1 to December 31, inclusive, in each year, and shall cost the sum of $150.
Where a junk dealer operates more than one vehicle in connection with such business, a separate license shall be obtained and a separate license fee paid for each vehicle so operated.
No license shall be issued to a person who has heretofore been convicted of a crime or a violation of Article 6 of the General Business Law of the State of New York, nor to any person hereafter convicted of such an offense.
Each license will be separately numbered, and upon receiving a license each applicant will be required to display the number of such license in a prominent position upon the vehicle for which the license has been issued and to carry the license with him at all times.
As a condition of receiving such license, each applicant must agree to record in a book the date of purchase, the time and place of purchase and the name and address of the person from whom each article is purchased.
Where a junk dealer operates a junkyard, a record book must be kept for that yard which will remain continually at the yard, and will record, as above set forth, all purchases made thereat.
Where a junk dealer operates one or more vehicles, a record book must be kept for and carried on each vehicle, which will remain continually on such vehicle and will record, as above set forth, all purchases made through the operator of such vehicle.
All records and record books must be open to inspection by any police officer at all reasonable times.
It will not be necessary for any junk dealer to preserve such records of purchase after the lapse of two years from the time the purchase took place.
A penalty of $10 is hereby imposed for each violation of this ordinance, and in the event that any licensee fails to comply with any of the terms and conditions thereof, his license can be revoked and cancelled by resolution of the Town Board.
Each day that a person, association, partnership or corporation operates without the license or licenses required herein, or after a license or licenses heretofore issued have been revoked, shall constitute a separate offense, and subject the offender upon conviction to a separate penalty.
Each violation of the foregoing ordinance is hereby declared to be an offense against the Junk Dealers' Ordinance of the Town of Orangetown and shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 and not more than one year in jail, or both.
Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prevent or supersede the right of the Town Board to enforce obedience to this ordinance by injunction.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately.